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New Funding Opportunities for Private Sector

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Agoria’s new Techlounge - A. Reyerslaan 80, 1030 Brussel

Van 10.30u. tot 14.00u.

Georganiseerd door Close the Gap - Agoria - The Shift

A year after the D4D-Be platform kick-off, Close the Gap, Agoria and The Shift have the pleasure to invite you to attend an information session on D4D-related financial instruments for private sector companies.  The session will end with an update on the D4D-Be platform and a network lunch.

Agenda:

10:30-11:00:
Welcome coffee
 
11-00 - 12:15:
Introducing the new Business Partnership Facility co-presented by Elke Briers from the King Baudouin Foundation, responsible for the implementation of this new matching grant opportunity, and by Jean-Jacques Bastien from the Belgian Directorate-general Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (open for not-Belgian corporates too and not limited to digital-oriented initiatives)

Presenting FINEXPO’s grant instrument for Belgian SMEs exporting for the first time to developing/emerging countries to a public client, by Mr. Joeri Colson from the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs with a testimonial from TigerPower’s Chris Prengels

Explaining how the European Investment Plan and its integrated 3-pillar approach (Access to Finance, Technical Assistance, Investment Climate) is expected to improve the investment climate dynamics for European private sector willing to expand and invest in Africa, by Zissimos Vergos, European Commission, International Cooperation and Development.    

 
12:15 – 12:45:
Latest update on the D4D-Be platform by Julie de Bergeyck from Close the Gap
 
12:45 -14:00: 
Networking lunch, where actors of Development Cooperation are most welcome to mingle with the private sector

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